January 2022 Archive

    1. Sony are buying Destiny devs Bungie for $3.6 billion
    2. Austin Powers is back in Mass Effect, yeah baby!
    3. We've now played Distant Worlds 2 and it's a light in an age of shadow
    4. Apex Legends Season 12 gameplay trailer reveals Sabotaged Olympus
    5. The Witcher 3's Gwent is spawning another singleplayer standalone game
    6. Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting DLSS this year
    7. Square Enix tease "even more new FFVII projects"
    8. Vampire Survivors review (early access): an unquestionably compulsive treat
    9. Intel “working hard” to sort out graphics card shortages with Arc GPUs
    1. Watch four billion years of humanity in a pixel shader
    2. Halo Infinite's Big Team Battle fix will deploy Feb 3rd "at the earliest"
    3. Microsoft will cancel and refund inactive Xbox Game Pass accounts
    4. Blizzard's survival game has already been in development for nearly five years
    5. Path Of Exile's Siege Of The Atlas expansion is more customisable than ever
    6. The Sunday Papers
    1. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Ubisoft think people "don't get" the thrilling benefits of NFT items
    2. TFI Friday: three new indie games to complement the experience of having lived one year twice
    3. An open letter to cute NPC companions
    4. Fail to feel young again with Hyper Echelon
    5. Supporter podcast - The Nate Files episode 7: The Vast And The Curious
    6. Riot say "Whoopsie!" after accidentally suggesting a Valorant character liked NFTs
    7. RPGolf Legends review: fairway to middling
    8. NIMBY Rails has made me a train person
    9. RPS Time Capsule: the games worth saving from 2010
    10. Steam Lunar New Year Sale is now on, with discounts galore again
    11. New World endgame content: things to do when you hit Level 60
    12. Daemon X Machina is free to keep on the Epic Games Store
    13. Ubisoft battle royale Hyper Scape will shut down this April
    14. Oh hey, Submerged has a sequel coming to PC
    15. Grapple Dog, the cute grapple hook platformer about a dog, launches Feb 10th
    16. Death Stranding Director's Cut will be a $10 upgrade if you own the original
    17. The Kids We Were review: a sweet, heart-warming time-travel adventure
    18. Prison Architect adds disasters in surprise Perfect Storm DLC
    19. Epic Games Store will continue weekly free games in 2022
    20. Hitman 3 owners on Steam are getting a free upgrade worth over £20
    1. Ex-Valve economist says play-to-earn could be "the apotheosis of misanthropy"
    2. Sucker For Love: First Date review: a Lovecraftian dating sim that refuses to tone down the horror
    3. Apex Legends' new character Mad Maggie has a giant wrecking ball
    4. Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 171: the best inventories in games special
    5. Two Point Hospital follow-up Two Point Campus is coming in May
    6. Deflector review (early access): a chaotic roguelike with boomerangs and bugs
    7. Splitgate gets a map editor in launch of 'season 1'
    8. FixFox is a cute sci-fi adventure about quirky repairs and cosy meals
    9. Crusader Kings 3 adding same-sex marriages in next update
    1. Improve your doomscrolling with the bot tweeting through Doom
    2. Valve confirm Steam Deck launch date for February 25th
    3. What motherboard do I need for my Intel or AMD Ryzen CPU?
    4. Stranger Of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is baffling in the best way
    5. Crysis 4 announced, start saving for a new graphics card
    6. Raven QA unionising the hard way after Activision Blizzard decline to recognise them
    7. If we have to have a million new Star Wars games, let them be made by Respawn
    8. Forbidden and limited cards in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
    9. Best starter deck in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
    1. Respawn are making three new Star Wars games, including a new strategy game with former XCOM devs
    2. Vampire Survivors is a pure hit of dopamine
    3. Watch Dogs: Legion won't receive any more new content
    4. Cities: Skylines' Airports DLC and free update are live now
    5. Blizzard announce survival game set in new universe
    6. The best Genshin Impact Beidou build
    7. Best CPUs for gaming: our favourite Intel and AMD chips
    8. How to unlock cards in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
    9. How many cards in a Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel deck?
    10. What are secret packs in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel?
    11. How to Synchro Summon in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
    12. Having recovered from success, Final Fantasy 14 is back on sale
    13. Intel Core i5-12400F review: Core i5-12600K performance for £100 less
    14. Firework review: a gentle horror-puzzle game that's as thoughtful as it is sad
    15. Elden Ring is roughly 30 hours long and that's great news
    16. Please someone make me a game that is Strange Horticulture but a book shop
    17. Crossfire: Legion aims to fill the gap left by Starcraft and C&C: Red Alert
    18. How to increase Reputation in Genshin Impact
    19. The creator of Final Fantasy now has his own FF14 clothing line
    20. Elden Ring goes gold with a special gameplay presentation
    21. Scammers are pretending to be an indie game to sell cryptocurrency
    22. Steam Deck’s Dynamic Cloud Sync streamlines switching between handheld and PC
    1. Best Sniper Rifle in Warzone
    2. Unity buying skin sim tech company for fancy faces and flappy flesh
    3. OPUS: Echo Of Starsong is so much more than a pretty visual novel
    4. How to get more gems in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
    5. Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel crossplay and cross save
    6. How to craft cards in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
    7. All Dark Souls PvP servers are offline after security threat is discovered
    8. With a union forming, the Raven QA strike is ending
    9. Grid Legends is driving the series to glory with its new story mode
    10. A Minecraft tournament led to a DDoS attack mostly knocking Andorra offline
    11. Former Yakuza series director announces new studio under NetEase
    12. Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Founders Edition GPUs get price hikes, still cheaper than most
    1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is one of the most popular games on Steam
    2. Hitman 3 has 50% negative reviews on Steam
    3. Blizzard lead Mike Ybarra says top priority is to "rebuild your trust"
    4. Palworld's 2nd trailer inflicts more horror on its Pokémon-like monsters
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Best LMG in Warzone
    2. Monster Hunter Rise fixes save bug which made it unplayable for some
    3. Raven Software QA workers are unionising, keeping Activision Blizzard's week lively
    4. Project Zomboid showed me that 11 years of The Walking Dead was useless
    5. Cute dog photography game Pupperazzi is actually kind of haunting
    6. Moons Of Ardan is a vibes-based space colony game
    7. Blood Bowl 3 ditches plans for early access, will run beta instead
    8. How to install a PSU
    9. Warzone Season 2 release date
    10. Monster Hunter Rise failed to save bug: how to follow Capcom's fix
    11. Fates Of Ort is a clever action RPG mashup
    12. Xbox boss wants to revive old Activision Blizzard games like Hexen and King's Quest
    1. Steam Deck's game compatibility reviews have started to roll out
    2. Shenmue The Animation will premiere first of 13 episodes on February 5th
    3. Place historical events in the correct order in WikiTrivia
    4. Pupperazzi is out now, combining a reviled career and beloved animal at last
    5. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga developers allege "extensive crunch" in new report
    6. Humankind has new African DLC and a patch today
    7. Midnight Ghost Hunt is a beautifully silly Prop Hunt revival
    8. Rainbow Six Extraction best guns
    9. How to install a PC case fan
    10. Rainbow Six Extraction enemies and weak spots
    11. The Electronic Wireless Show episode 170: the best houses to live in in games special
    12. Ask RPS: anything you like, to help test our first liveblog
    13. Not For Broadcast review: a slapstick TV management simulator
    14. Rainbow Six Extraction: how to get REACT Credits
    15. Strange Horticulture review: quiet, meticulous, delightful, dark and beguiling
    16. Hitman 3 hits Steam and Game Pass today, also adds new mode and PC VR
    17. Code Force played Distant Worlds 2 for us, and the signal is strong
    18. Ex-XCOM developers open new studio dedicated to turn-based tactics games
    19. Best VR headsets: the best virtual reality headsets for PC
    20. Battlefield 2042 gets fixes today, a new scoreboard in February
    21. Windjammers 2 review: arcade action in simple and enthralling form
    1. Game Pass boasts of 25 million subscribers, adds Danganronpa
    2. Best Operators in Rainbow Six Extraction
    3. Letter From The Editor #06: help test our new liveblog feature tomorrow!
    4. Rainbow Six Extraction: how to level up fast
    5. Rainbow Six Extraction buddy pass
    6. Rainbow Six Extraction: how to unlock new Operators
    7. Does Rainbow Six Extraction have crossplay?
    8. Can you play solo in Rainbow Six Extraction?
    9. How to rescue MIA Operators in Rainbow Six Extraction
    10. Can you pause in Rainbow Six Extraction?
    11. Rainbow Six Extraction tips and tricks
    12. Have A Nice Death rattles onto Steam Early Access in March
    13. Eastshade devs reveal a new witchy RPG mixing magic, music and gardening
    14. Russian Simpsons Hit & Run bootlegger voices every character themself
    15. Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal has deeper implications for video games than you think
    16. Best SMG in Warzone
    17. Bobby Kotick suggested buying Kotaku or PC Gamer to 'change the narrative', report claims
    18. Total War: Warhammer 3's campaign is packed with new and chaotic ideas
    19. Activision Blizzard worker group say Microsoft's purchase doesn't change their goals
    20. Rainbow Six Extraction PC performance: the best settings to use
    21. Best Welgun loadout in Warzone
    22. How to get Mora in Genshin Impact
    23. Rainbow Six Extraction review: far more than a Siege spin-off
    24. The 25 best simulation games on PC
    25. Sorry, I don't have a hot take on Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard
    1. Best Assault Rifle in Warzone
    2. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox adds cooperative multiplayer
    3. Expeditions: Rome review: a gripping, ambitious historical CRPG
    4. Microsoft are buying Activision Blizzard for $69 billion
    5. OlliOlli World is a good-spirited renovation of punishing skateventures
    6. Season 2 of Netflix's Dota animated series is out now
    7. Foxhole logistics players going on strike, demanding improvements
    8. Nobody Saves The World review: a charming action RPG plagued by repetition
    9. Crossfire: Legion is the future of the RTS as it was in 1999
    10. Wordle's app store namesake is donating its proceeds to charity
    1. Diplomacy Is Not An Option delays its hordes until next month
    2. Ubisoft are making a VR escape game set inside the burning Notre Dame
    3. Tumbledown Drive is a Getting Over It-style platformer in which you're a car
    4. Turn your Wordle result into a cute building with the Townscaper converter
    5. Nvidia’s Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution tech is out now – here’s how to enable it
    6. Kick Blue Monday up the bum with the games that make you smile
    7. The Sims 4 New Year New Hustle scenario
    8. Nvidia DLDSR tested: better visuals and better performance than DSR
    9. Konami's Castlevania NFT collection sold for £119,000
    10. A blindfolded speedrunner beat Sekiro in two hours on AGDQ
    11. When will video games give me their sad murder mums?
    12. God Of War offers test fix for "out of memory" errors
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. This 17 minute Stardew Valley speedrun starts with destruction
    2. Sega register trademark for Sega NFTs
    3. GOG now has tags and new ways to search and filter games
    4. How are you finding God Of War on PC so far?
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Square Enix will start selling Final Fantasy XIV again this month
    2. Why all the best game developers play Tarot
    3. Project Zomboid TV schedule
    4. Best character builds in Project Zomboid
    5. Blink Planets is secretly an excellent urban planning game
    6. How to fortify a base in Project Zomboid
    7. Final Fantasy VII Remake’s main villain isn’t Sephiroth or Shinra, it’s the game’s own legacy
    8. Democracy 4 is out now, putting you in charge of a whole country
    9. Project Zomboid infections
    10. The best Genshin Impact Qiqi build
    11. The best platform games on PC
    12. The Best Games Based On Books
    13. Steam Deck release date “still on track” for February, says Valve
    1. Tickets are on sale now for EGX's return to Birmingham
    2. Frontier's Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar strategy game pushed back to late 2023
    3. Riot Games outline five-year strategy, including plans for more TV, movies and music
    4. Museum Of Mechanics: Lockpicking has cracked its way onto Steam
    5. The greatest chronicle of English culture is a Duke Nukem 3D level
    6. Project Zomboid beginner's guide
    7. Spelunky 2 and The Anacrusis are out on Game Pass today
    8. The Settlers has finally emerged from development hell, and it's fighting fit
    9. EWS podcast episode 169: our most anticipated games of 2022
    10. Learning to fly with the Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight
    11. In defense of Cyberpunk 2077's constant phone calls
    12. Hitman 3 will go roguelike in Year Two's Freelancer mode
    13. Armor Games are the latest company going to a four-day working week
    14. Hardspace: Shipbreaker will leave early access with next major update
    15. Sands Of Salzaar review: a sparkling, but occasionally muddy action RPG gem
    16. The Anacrusis is so much more than a sci-fi Left 4 Dead-like
    1. Monster Hunter Rise is on PC now, but not without hiccups
    2. Forever Skies looks a bit like Subnautica up in the air
    3. Valorant's new agent Neon breaks the game's pacing, but in a good way
    4. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 delayed into December to try to "live up to the expectations"
    5. God of War PC performance, recommended specs and the best settings to use
    6. God Of War review: a fantastic action-adventure epic with beauty, bleakness and heart
    7. Have you ever played a game for 500 hours?
    8. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is now free-to-play
    9. Call Of Duty gets a cursed Attack On Titan crossover next week
    10. Absurdle is a Wordle variant that hates you - while Sweardle curses you
    11. Xbox head says Game Pass isn't about replacing game sales
    1. Hitman 3's year two including new mode will be revealed Jan 13th
    2. Halo Infinite hotfix for Big Team Battle mode is coming soon
    3. Far: Lone Sails sequel Changing Tides sets sail on March 1st
    4. Run an eldritch plant shop in Strange Horticulture this month
    5. Call Of Duty: Vanguard weapon stats
    6. Best Call Of Duty: Vanguard loadouts
    7. Call Of Duty: Vanguard best guns
    8. Don't worry, you can finish Dying Light 2's main story in 20 hours
    9. Best Call Of Duty: Vanguard Sniper Rifle
    10. Duncan Jones still wants to make a Full Throttle movie
    11. The best pirate games on PC to play in 2022
    12. The 25 best FPS games on PC to play in 2022
    1. A new mod adding raytracing to Half-Life looks nice, not just shiny
    2. RPS is hiring a new Reporter, and you can apply right now
    3. Best Call Of Duty: Vanguard Shotgun
    4. Serious Sam shoots through Siberia in a standalone expansion this month
    5. Best Einhorn Revolving loadout in Warzone
    6. Best Call Of Duty: Vanguard Marksman Rifle
    7. Best Call Of Duty: Vanguard LMG
    8. Monster Hunter Rise review: every bit as great as MH: World
    9. Take-Two buying FarmVille gang Zynga in $12.7 billion deal
    10. Every game should put web-swinging in it, regardless of the other content
    11. In WorldBox, I am a terrible scientist studying the collapse of fantastical nations
    12. Best Call Of Duty: Vanguard SMG
    13. Dying Light 2 will take 500 hours to "fully complete", devs say
    14. The best Assault Rifle in Call Of Duty Vanguard
    15. The best Metroidvania games on PC
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. WorldBox is a god sim too smart to give you goals
    2. Mass Effect Legendary Edition now has its own happy ending mod
    3. Awesome Games Done Quick kicks off tomorrow, brings Deathloop and blindfolded Sekiro
    4. IGF 2022 Finalists include Inscryption, Unpacking and Cruelty Squad
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Rainbow Six Extraction coins 2022's first stupid marketing term: "lore gameplay trailer"
    2. Mr Bean arrives in Cyberpunk 2077, thanks to the person who put Austin Powers in Mass Effect
    3. Forget time loops, I hope 2022 brings us more time skips
    4. Call Of Duty Vanguard: best Einhorn Revolving loadout
    5. Call Of Duty: Vanguard best PPSH-41 loadout
    6. The Witcher 3 tips and tricks: the essential Witcher 3: Wild Hunt guide for beginners
    7. CES 2022 highlights: the best PC gaming hardware
    8. Call Of Duty Vanguard: best NZ-41 loadout
    9. Rainbow Six: Extraction is a Left 4 Dead-like that truly rewards teamwork
    10. A Space For The Unbound's short demo has carved out a big space in my heart
    11. The Witcher 3 best swords: the very best weapons for early game and late game
    12. Our 43 most anticipated games of 2022
    13. The Sims 4 Scenarios
    14. Call Of Duty Vanguard: best Volk loadout
    15. Unsighted's timer-free Explorer mode is a totally valid way to play, say devs
    16. Despite layoffs, Tiny MMO Book Of Travels developers say plenty is on the way
    17. Best Shotgun in Warzone Pacific
    18. How to get to Enkanomiya in Genshin Impact
    19. E3 2022 won't happen in-person, organisers "excited about the possibilities of an online event"
    20. Call Of Duty: Vanguard best Type 100 loadout
    21. The 9 best jailbreaks in PC games
    1. Dog photography 'em up Pupperazzi is out in two weeks
    2. Wordle is a free puzzle game covering the internet in little squares
    3. Steam Awards and top sellers for 2021 include Cyberpunk 2077 and the usual suspects
    4. Genshin Impact's version 2.4 is out, adding a misty new realm
    5. Best STG44 loadout in Warzone: Pacific
    6. Four years on, Dead Cells remains a roguelike delight
    7. Outer Wilds and Mass Effect Legendary Edition hit Game Pass today
    8. Dead Cells' latest DLC The Queen And The Sea is out now
    9. The best Genshin Impact Xiao build
    10. The Witcher 3 armor sets: how to get the best Witcher gear
    11. The PC gaming hardware we’re looking forward to in 2022
    12. I mean yeah, of course Konami are selling NFTs; they're Konami
    13. The best Genshin Impact Shenhe build
    1. Guacamelee developers releasing their next game this month
    2. Rainbow Six Extraction will be on Game Pass at launch
    3. Call Of Duty Vanguard: best BAR loadout
    4. Turkish police detain 40 people over Twitch money laundering
    5. Best M1928 loadout in Vanguard
    6. The Witcher 3 combat tips
    7. Witcher 3 console commands & cheats
    8. The Witcher 3 romance guide
    9. EVE Online will wage war with Doctor Who's Daleks in a crossover event
    10. Best AS44 loadout in Vanguard
    11. Best Witcher 3 builds
    12. Death Stranding Director's Cut is coming to PC this spring
    13. Best MG42 loadout in Vanguard
    1. Steam troubles in China raise concerns that a ban is coming
    2. CES 2022: More Intel 12th Gen CPUs revealed for gaming laptops and cheaper PCs
    3. CES 2022: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 launching this month, RTX 3090 Ti coming as well
    4. Best MG42 loadout in Warzone: Pacific
    5. Best Kar98k loadout in Vanguard
    6. CES 2022: AMD confirms Ryzen 7000 CPUs, Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card and more
    7. Get any great gaming goodies this Christmas?
    8. Ex-BioWare boss talks Nightingale, survival games and taking inspiration from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
    9. Genshin Impact: Masterless Starglitter and Stardust explained
    10. Square Enix president says NFTs and blockchain are the future of fun
    11. Best MP40 loadout in Vanguard
    12. Our 24 favourite games of 2021
    13. Riot Games to pay $100 million in gender discrimination lawsuit settlement
    1. No more kidding around, I just want another Screamer
    2. The best games you missed in 2021: Unsighted
    1. Build better worlds in Imagine Earth
    2. The best games you missed in 2021: Vagrus - The Riven Realms
    3. The last RPS 2021 Christmas Cracker
    1. The 25 best action games on PC
    2. 10 best Fortnite Creative codes
    3. The 20 best space games on PC
    4. The best Roblox games
    5. The 25 best co-op games on PC to play in 2022
    6. The best budget gaming monitors
    7. Best curved gaming monitors 2022
    8. The 10 best visual novels on PC
    9. Best wireless gaming mouse 2022
    10. The 20 best management games on PC
    11. The 8 best farming games on PC
    12. An ode to Doom Eternal's meat hook
    13. Best Roblox horror games: great scary games in Roblox
    14. The best G-Sync gaming monitors
    15. The best Skyrim mods in 2022
    16. The best games you missed in 2021: Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The First Cases
    17. The eighth RPS 2021 Christmas Cracker